Despite what happens in
Navigators are trained to help people enroll through Washington Healthplanfinder, which is the name for the state exchange.
"That won't just disappear through any type of executive order or any type of repeal of the Affordable Care Act," Jensen said. "We don't expect there to be, hopefully, many changes due to
Open enrollment runs through
Those helping people sign up for coverage said they have been fielding phone calls from some worried consumers and telling them, essentially, to stay the course when they ask,"What should I do now?"
"It's very important that people take advantage of the time now to get health insurance. Many people will qualify for financial help or free coverage, depending on their income," said
That free coverage comes via Obamacare's expansion of
The number of uninsured in
That meant the uninsured rate in
As for people signing up for coverage during the open enrollment period, Marchand said that number was steady.
"This is the time to shop and to get the coverage," Marchand said. "Anything they purchase for 2017 will be good."
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